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Thursday, April 03, 2008
 
Facilities, Merchandising and NCAA Issues To Be Discussed at Fordham Law School Symposium

Fordham Law School's Sports Law Forum, in association with the New York State Bar Association's Section on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law will host its 12th annual sports law symposium on Friday April 11th.

The panel topics are:

Financing and Structuring Acquisitions of Sports Teams and Stadiums (I'll serve as moderator)
Sports Merchandising and Memorabilia
Amateurism and the NCAA (Sports Law Blog contributor Marc Edelman is a panelist)

Keynote speaker: New York Giants CEO John K. Mara

MEETING TIME: The Symposium will take place from 8:45 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in the Fordham Law School McNally Amphitheatre, located at 140
West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023.

FEE: This Symposium is free and open to the public unless CLE credit is sought, in
which case the following fee structure applies: $85 for practicing attorneys; $65 for
NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section members, academics, public-
interest attorneys, and Fordham Law alumni. The fee includes CLE credit, course
materials, and lunch. For a copy of our hardship application please visit http://law.fordham.edu/cle

CLE CREDIT IS AVAILABLE: This Symposium has been approved in accordance with
the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a
maximum of six non-transitional professional practice credit hours.

8:45 AM
Registration

9:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

PATRICK F.X. FITZPATRICK, JR.
Co-Symposium Editor,
Fordham Sports Law Forum

BRYAN LIPSKY
Co-Editor-in-Chief,
Fordham Sports Law Forum

KENNETH N. SWEZEY, ESQ.
Chairman, NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section

9:30 AM
Panel I
Financing & Structuring Acquisitions of Sports Teams & Stadiums

This panel will focus on legal and financial aspects appurtenant to acquiring sports franchises and building sports arenas and stadiums. Panelists will explain the range of assorted hurdles that arise such as negotiating with their respective leagues, hiring contractors, and lobbying neighborhood and community groups.

Moderator:
MARK CONRAD
Associate Professor, Legal and Ethical Studies,
Fordham University Schools of Business

Panelists:
JEFFREY S. BAKER, ESQ.
Partner, Young Sommer LLC

DAVID P. COHEN, ESQ.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New York Mets

ANDREW L. LEE, ESQ. ’97
General Counsel, New York Jets

MARK TUOHEY, ESQ. ’73
Partner, Vinson & Elkins

11:15 AM
Panel II
Sports Merchandising & Memorabilia

This panel will concentrate on legal issues of the memorabilia industry, specifically: tax issues, the
auction house process, property rights for souvenirs, right of publicity issues, celebrity endorsements and the intricacies of running and contracting with memorabilia businesses.

Moderator:
DAREN M. ORZECHOWSKI, ESQ. ’99
Partner, White & Case LLP

Panelists:
JOHN P. BARRIE, ESQ.
Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

KENNY GOODMAN
President, Goodmanagement

MARTIN F. TRIANO, ESQ.
Partner, Triano & Byrne

PATRICK TULLY
Sports Memorabilia Executive

12:50 PM
Lunch

1:45 PM
Keynote Address

Introductory Remarks:
JON KOTLER
Co-Editor-in-Chief,
Fordham Sports Law Forum
Keynote Speaker:

JOHN K. MARA, ESQ. ’79
President and CEO,
New York Football Giants


2:45 PM
Panel III
Amateurism & the NCAA

This panel will spotlight the NCAA and the legal complexities concerning the amateur status of its
student-athletes. Panelists will address the arguments of whether the NCAA should retain its non
profit status as well as its antitrust and tax exemptions, especially in light of tremendous revenues
paired with the lack of any student compensation.

Moderator:
JOHN M. VORPERIAN, ESQ.
Professor of Sports Law/Sports Mgmt.,
Concordia College (NY);
Host, BEYOND THE GAME

Panelists:
JASON CHAYUT, ESQ. ’00
Agent,
SportStars, Inc.

ELSA COLE, ESQ.
General Counsel,
NCAA

MARC EDELMAN, ESQ.
Professor of Sports Law,
New York Law School & Seton Hall University

JACK HAYES
Director of Athletics,
Hofstra University

The list of participating panelists as well as other information regarding the Symposium is
subject to change. For more information please contact Pat Fitzpatrick atThe Fordham University Sports Law Forum. P: 201.893.6714 E: pfitzpatrick@law.fordham.edu


For Registration Form please visit:
http://law.fordham.edu/publicprogramming.htm
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2 Comments:

Sounds like a great program but... seven day notice would make this a tough one to attend if I were in the area. Since I'd have to fly not feasible at all.

Count this as an official suggestion for a calendar of events that are two or three months away.

Blogger Mark -- 4/03/2008 1:44 PM  


John Mara will be there! Cool! Then so will I!!!

Anonymous Anonymous -- 4/04/2008 12:12 PM  


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